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As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Tulare Public Library provides a collection of materials and services related to grantseeking and fundraising. Note: Foundation Center electronic resources can only be accessed on computers inside the Library.

With profiles of more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers and 2.4 million grant records, including 990s, this is the premier online tool for non-profits looking for grants.
A one-of-a-kind database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
An interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers and anyone else interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

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What is the Funding Information Network?

The Tulare Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, the library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the Foundation Centers electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals. These databases contain information on over 100,000 grantmakers across the United States.

Where is the Collection located?

The collection of materials related to grantseeking and fundraising is located in the Reference Area of the Tulare Public Library, and is available during regular library hours. Visitors can access the online databases on any of the library's public access computers or on any device connected to the Library's wi-fi. For assistance, please see any member of the Reference staff.

Who can use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network?

Anyone! Those seeking to improve their grant writing skills, development personnel, nonprofit managers, and any individual who is seeking project funding will find this collection extremely helpful.

What does the Collection contain?

Online Databases:

  Foundation Directory Online Professional
The Foundation Directory Online is searchable by county, metro area, and ZIP code as well as by city and state. Users are able to save searches and store them in a password-protected 'My FDO' e-folder; tag records with any reminder word or phrase; e-mail, print, and save records; export lists of up to 100 search results at a time into Excel with a single click; and exclude grantmakers that don't accept unsolicited applications.

  Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund: educational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships; students and graduates of specific schools; arts and cultural support; awards, prizes, and grants by nomination; international applicants; employees/families of employees at specific companies; research and professional support; and general welfare and special needs

  The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains approximately 27,000 full bibliographic citations, of which nearly 19,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily. Full-text copies are available through Inter-Library Loan. Please see a Reference Librarian for details.

Print Titles Include:

After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)
America's Nonprofit Sector (2012)
Board Member's Book (2003)
The Foundation Directory (2013)
The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2013)
The Foundation Directory Supplement (2013)
Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
Foundation Grants to Individuals (2013)
Foundations and Public Policy (2009)
The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
Guía para escribir propuestas (2008)
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2012)
Guide to Proposal Writing (2012)
National Directory of Corporate Giving (2013)
Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)
Social Justice Grantmaking II (2009)
The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009)

Supplemental Books Available For Check-Out Include:

The "How To" Grants Manual (2003)
Hank Rosso's Achieving Excellence In Fund Raising (2003)
The Everything Guide To Fundraising (2009)
Secrets Of Successful Grantsmanship: A Guerrilla Guide (1997)
Grant Writing for Dummies (2009)
Fundraising for Non-Profits (1990)
The Everything grant Writing Book: Dreate the Perfect Proposal (2003)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing (2011)
Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)

Web Resources

Fresno Regional Foundation
A community organization that gives grants to local nonprofits and offers an outlet for individuals seeking to channel philanthropic funds locally.

Free information and resources specifically designed to help grantseekers.

Foundation Center initiative to bring transparency to the world of philanthropy.

The starting point to find and apply for all federal grants.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Full listing of all Federal programs available to state, local and tribal governments.

The starting point for finding grants awarded by the state of California